The Lord’s Promises to David
Read 2 Samuel 7.
In this chapter God makes quite a few promises to David. David was just beginning to settle into his new home, the palace, and then God shows up on the scene. You would think that God had already done enough for David. He made a little shepherd boy the king of a great nation. Just imagine that. You work at McDonald’s and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere you climb the social ladder and are at the same level as Queen Elizabeth. Crazy, huh? In verse 9b-10 it says “Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men on earth. I will establish a place for my people Israel and plant them, so that they may live there and not be disturbed again. Evil doers will not afflict them as they have done…” and that wasn’t all that God promised David. He also promised him that his descendants would be a part of an eternal throne. Once God’s promise was relayed to David he went and talked one on one with God. He told God that he was His servant and he begged God to keep His promises. In Matthew 1:1 we learn that God did keep His promise. Just like He always does. Jesus Christ was born into the line of David, and he sits at the right hand of God (Mark 16:19).
Sometimes it seems like God is kicking you to the side, that he has forgotten about you, but God promises to never leave you (Joshua 1:9).
In Joshua 23:14 its says”…and you know with all your hear and all your soul that none of the good promises the Lord your god made to you has failed/ Everything was fulfilled for you, not one promise has failed.”
When you feel like you’re alone and that no one keeps their promises remember this verse. People may let you down, but there is one person who will never, ever let you down, and that person is Jesus. So, you need to be reminded of His love and faithfulness? I challenge you to write down this verse on a notecard and put it somewhere that you will see it every day. Seriously, it helps!